how to call South Korea from Australia

Quick answer When calling a phone number, the country code of +82 needs to be entered, followed by the area code in South Korea and a local (or mobile) number in order to complete the call.

e.g - To dial the number in South Korea (02) 2263 5950 from an Australian mobile, you’d dial: +82 2 2263 5950

If calling from a landline, replace the + sign with 0011 followed by 82 (country code of South Korea) and then the South Korean area code and local number.

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Understanding international dialling codes can be quite tricky. You will need the country code and the area code. It also helps to have a plan with unlimited international calls. Even knowing when to remove a zero or add a + sign to the number can be a damn-right headache!

Thankfully, we’ve summarised everything you’ll need to know about calling South Korea from Australia. So read on and get dialling, the world is only a phone call away!


calling South Korea from an Australian mobile

  1. Enter the + on your dial pad.* This is usually done by holding down the 0 key
  2. Enter the country code for South Korea (82)
  3. Enter the area code in South Korea you want to dial
  4. Finally, enter the local number of your family or friend

* Your phone automatically converts the "+" into the correct international exit code (depending on what country the phone is being used). This allows callers to use the same stored number no matter what county they are in. This is a great feature if you’re travelling abroad, using international roaming and calling your contacts while abroad.

Also remember to remove the first 0 if the area code/mobile number starts with 0

For example:

If you want to call a landline number in South Korea:

For example, (02) 2263 5950 from an Australian mobile, you’d dial: +82 2 2263 5950

calling a landline number in South Korea from a mobile

If you want to call a mobile number in South Korea:

For example, 011 1234 5678 from an Australian mobile, you’d dial: +82 11 1234 5678

calling a mobile number in South Korea from a mobile

calling South Korea from an Australian landline

  1. Enter the Australian exit code (0011)
  2. Enter the country code for South Korea (82)
  3. Enter the area code in South Korea you want to dial
  4. Finally, enter the local number of your family or friend

Also remember to remove the first 0 if the area code/mobile number starts with 0

For example:

If you want to call a landline number in South Korea:

For example, (02) 2263 5950 from an Australian landline, you’d dial: 0011 86 10 83410308

calling a landline number in South Korea from a landline

If you want to call a mobile number in South Korea:

For example, 011 1234 5678 from an Australian landline, you’d dial: 0011 82 11 1234 5678

calling a mobile number in South Korea from a landline

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calling codes from South Korea explained

Australian exit code (0011)

This number dials you out of Australia, allowing you to call international numbers. It is the same number no matter where you call in the wo

country code for South Korean (82)

This is the international code to dial into South Korea.

area code for South Korea

This code lets you dial into a part of the country. It’s generally area or city specific and normally comes attached the local number.

Local number

This is the telephone number you want to call.


area codes in South Korea

If you're dialling landline number in South Korea, then you need to make sure you include an area code.

If calling a mobile number in South Korea then no area code needs to be added, just leave the number as is.

Most landline numbers come with their area codes already attached. But in case it doesn’t, here are a few different area codes around South Korea.

Area/CityArea Code
02Seoul
031Gyeonggi-do
032Incheon
033Gangwon-do
041Chungcheongnam-do
042Daejeon
043Chungcheongbuk-do
044Sejong City
049Kaesong Industrial Region
051Busan
052Ulsan
053Daegu
054Gyeongsangbuk-do
055Gyeongsangnam-do
061Jeollanam-do
062Gwangju
063Jeollabuk-do
064Jeju-do